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How to update

Here is a brief instruction on how to update a theme based on the Warp framework without uninstalling and reinstalling the theme.

You will receive a notification in the Theme Settings if a newer version of your theme or theme framework is available so if you do see these Notifications, you should visit the Downloads section of your theme and then download the latest theme package. Notifications are smart and won't bother you with any messages unless an update is available for your theme.

Notifications will either be for the Theme Framework ( WARP ) eg: New version available! Download Theme Framework X.X.XX or for the Template files themselves eg: New version available! Download Template X.X.X. Note: Updating the Template Framework ( WARP ) will not result in your Template version from changing, the template and Framework have their own Versioning.

Usually after you download and install a theme, you may have customized it to meet the requirements of your website. In this process you may have changed images, added some HTML or made CSS modifications. In your theme settings the file verification quickly shows you all the modified and missing files in your theme that differ from the version you got from our download section. Now you instantly know which files you have modified in your customization before you start updating your individual template with the new template version.

To update your theme do the following steps:

  1. First of all make a backup of all the customized theme files, so you can recover it and redo all changes at any time.
  2. Download the latest theme version and extract the package to your Desktop.
  3. Copy all files to /templates/TEMPLATENAME for Joomla or /themes/THEMENAME for WordPress and replace all files.
  4. Redo your changes by merging your customized files with the new ones.

Tip: If you want to modify your theme, it's recommended to create your own style. A style uses a separate directory and this way the all your changes will be kept when updating your original theme files by replacing them.

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